Cash rewards for Asian Games medallists from Armed forces

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Cash rewards for Asian Games medallists from Armed forces

Sunday, 25 February 2024 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a financial incentive for the Armed Forces personnel who bagged medals in the 19th Asian Games and 4th Asian Para Games held in Hangzhou, China in September-October 2023, Defence Ministry said here on Saturday.

Giving details, officials said for both Asian Games as well as Asian Para Games, Gold medal winners will receive a cash reward of `25 lakh each, Silver medal winners `15 lakh each and Bronze medal winners Rs 10 lakh each.

Several Services athletes had made the nation proud in the Games, with the defence minister felicitating them on their return and commending them for their outstanding performance. He had also approved cash rewards to 45 medal winners, including seven Para athletes. These 45 athletes won 09 Gold, 18 Silver and 17 Bronze medals in the Asian Games and 01 Gold, 04 Silver and 02 Bronze medals in Asian Para Games.

This financial incentive, announced by the Ministry of Defence for the Armed Forces personnel for the first time, will further motivate these athletes to exhibit an even better performance at qualifying events of the Paris Olympics Games 2024 for which they are currently preparing.

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